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How much room do we have?
Who cares! Just write a check for whatever and buy as many players as possible every other year! Mt Hurl and RKarp told me that was the way to seeing a SB winner. Yay!
Thanks for again putting words in my mouth that I never, ever said. I have never been an advocate for undisciplined spending. However, I do see merit in financial flexibility when it comes to addressing a lingering need that over the course of 2-3 years has been addressed, but never fixed. Sometimes going that extra $1-2m is well worth spending.
For a guy who keeps telling me you are so smart, for the life of me I don't see why you miss this point EVERY DAY?
I 100% understand and agree with the philosophy, but isn't it clear as day that the Pats struck out last year in free agency, and the same problems exist? Shouldn't some degree of flexibility be used? That does not mean I want the Pats to go out and sign Mario Williams, Julius Pepers or Revis, or anything close to that. But if that is one side of the extreme, isn't aging, past the prime or coming off injury players the other side of the extreme?
No one has, or ever will know the exact particulars, but Reiss has speculated that the Pats knew Demps most likely was not going to be here. They wanted to sign Woody. Woody wanted to sign here. The Pats have an injury prone RB in Vereen, a one time suspended PED user in Bolden as depth behind Ridley. Reiss said the Pats missed out on Woody for $500k. IMO that is bad policy and a solid case for short sighted ness by BB.
I agree RKarp. another example is CB. Now I didn't think A$ante was a great CB but certainly a starting caliber #2 CB. Since he left the Pats have spent how many resources trying to find an acceptable replacement?
- 3 2nd round picks (Wheatley, Butler, Ras)
- 1 1st round pick (McCourty)
- 2 4th round picks (Wilhite, Talib)
- Millions in contracts (Bodden, Lewis, Webster, Springs)
There is a point where saving some money short term hurts the term if you can't find a replacement long term
Another example is 06' did spending money on 2 WR's (Cadwell, Gabriel) instead of resigning Branch only really make it worth it? Could we have dealt with not having a Poteat or Hawkins or Chad Scott or Don Davis and kept Givens? Sometimes there is no way around it, that you have to pay to keep the talent level up. I mean we weren't even talking huge contracts here. Givens who was your #2 WR went for a mid grade WR money and you replaced him with Bam Childress? That's short sighted
With regards to the 2008 or 2009 CB moves, the market was exploding and there is no way BB was going to cave into it with Samuel's bloated deal.
Bodden was a GREAT signing and he had a great 2009.
What does 2008 or 2009 have to do with 2013 anyway? Plus, our offense has run its course and has SUCKED worse than the young, rebuilt D in these playoffs.
They couldn't pay Branch what he wanted in 2006. Well documented. Branch said he regretted it when he returned here. He wanted #1 WR money which is clearly ridiculous. The contention was his SB MVP commanded it, but as we've seen it has a lot to do with Brady and what BB provides here as GM than it does one WR's skills. Wes Welker just learned that lesson 2 weeks ago.
You're a hypocrite David Givens went to Tenn and never played a season for them.
Bottome line is, PatsEng, you have gone over the edge since Welker left here and now you've gone to the Irrational side of the table. Enjoy being a whiny pink helmet. Fans like you will not deserve to see this team win a SB.
Absolutely pathetic considering how spoiled Brady has been here with weapons since 2007 and his subpar play in postseasons.
Relatively speaking, Brady's postseason play hasn't been subpar. When compared to his recent regular season performances there has been a dropoff, but when compared to his '01, '03, '04 playoff performances, the numbers are nearly indentical.